Tribute to James

March 03 2017

JUST over a year ago Downend teenager James Hedge lost his life to diabetic ketoacidosis, a complication of diabetes caused by lack of insulin in the body.

JUST over a year ago Downend teenager James Hedge lost his life to diabetic ketoacidosis, a complication of diabetes caused by lack of insulin in the body.

The 18-year-old, who was in his first year at university, had lived with Type 1 diabetes from the age of three. 

Now, in James’s memory, members of St Augustine’s Catholic Church in Downend are raising money for research into the disorder. There are 400,000 people in the UK with Type 1 diabetes and more than 29,000 of them are children. 

The St Augustine’s community are dedicating 2017 to raising money for the charity JDRF which works to cure, treat and prevent Type 1 diabetes.

Liz Knight, a close friend of the Hedge family, is running the London Marathon on April 23. Then on Saturday June 24 a fundraising family walk from Frenchay to Eastville Park and back will take place.

In August, four cyclists, Matthew Condon, Andrew Serle, Jonathan Davis, and Josie Davis will use pedal more than 100 miles in one day. . 

There will be further fundraising events throughout the year including a ladies pamper night on March 24 at St Augustine’s School and a quiz night on April 2 .Email Clare Davis clare@novaassociates.co.uk for more information.